Jalen Green is a professional basketball player, who is currently playing for the Houston Rockets as the team’s shooting guard. ESPN had rated him as a 5-star recruit in the 2020 class after he was named as the best shooting guard. Green was born in Merced, California, but he was raised in Livingston until his family moved to Fresno, California. At a young age, he was seen with a lot of potentials as he joined the FIBA Under-17 World Cup and became the Most Valuable Player in 2018.

Pre-NBA Career

Green attended San Joaquin Memorial High School when he was in high school. As a freshman, he already contributed 18.1 points with 9 rebounds per game. He also became a significant member of the team who led to a CIF Central Section Division II runner-up finish.

In his sophomore year, he recorded 27.9 points with 7.7 rebounds, and he was named MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year. Every year, his performance seemed to be improving as he set another record of 30.1 points during his junior year. At the same time, he led the team to win their second Central Division II championship title. Because of the performance, he showed on the court, he was declared as All-USA California player of the year by USA Today.

Team Houston Rockets Houston Rockets
Position Shooting Guard
Height / weight 1.93 m / 84 kg
Born 9 Feb 2002
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 2021 - present

Professional Career

In April 2020, he decided to sign a one-year contract worth $600,000.00 with the NBA G League Ignite, where he became the first person to join the team. By the following year, he already made an outstanding career-high 30 points with 7 assists and 5 rebounds, but the team got lost to the Raptors 905.

In July 2021, he signed a contract with the Houston Rockets after he was chosen second overall during the 2021 NBA Draft. His professional debut happened during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he averaged 9 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.

Aside from his involvement with NBA, Green was chosen to represent the country to play in the Philippines due to his Filipino roots. He also joined FIBA Basketball World Cup for 3 consecutive years, where he was named the Most Valuable Player in 2018.


  • 2018 FIBA Under-17 World Cup MVP

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